How do Google, Amazon and Microsoft obtain simple information whether their webpages are helpful?
They ask a simple question: Was this information helpful? In a similar form I’m going to show you how to make, I’ve added a “comments” section.
You can create a separate Google form for each article or simply use the same coding you create the first time for each article.
After much experimentation with getting basic feedback from webpages, I’ve found using an embedded form where people can see the total question, including the “submit” button is the most effective for me. Among the available possibilities for developing feedback forms, Google Forms is easy to use, and is FREE!
The form on the right is the one I’m using on webpages and blogs. I used a form like this on my blog to get data for my annual report. Our Issue Team is also using this form to gather web data across several platforms to aggregate.This blog post gives information on how to create a basic form just like this.
Read on for step-by-step illustrated directions for:
- Creating a Google form
- Embedding the form on your webpage or blog
- Collecting data from the form into a spreadsheet
Use this link to download: Directions for creating Google Feedback Forms Directions
NOTE: When I first embedded the code for the form in WordPress, the code structure “changed” and I had to “preview” the page and wait a little while in order to see the form appear. Also, I’ve found you can use a Google form on a computer and on mobile devices like iPads (I haven’t tried others), but it doesn’t work well on the smart phones I’ve tried.
Please share with me through the following Google form:
- Any suggestions for improving my directions for creating a form.
- Any directions that didn’t work for you.
- Your success story in using this form.
- Your questions/comments about creating a Google form.